Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon, USA
The majesty of Smith Rock State Park is unique, even for the high desert plateau of Oregon.Crooked River reflections of rock climbing walls at Smith Rock State ParkThe park covers over 650 acres and hovers around 3000 feet in elevation.The major rock faces are welded tuff, or compressed volcanic ash.The result? Massive walls and spires up to 550 feet. The picnic and campground areas sit on top of the rimrock, which is made up of columnar basalt.
If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver.
Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails. Smith Rock State Park with its towering rock spires beckoned climbers from around the globe.
Smith Rock State Park is an American state park located in central Oregon’s High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, and is host to cutting-edge climbing routes. It is popular for sport climbing, traditional climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and bouldering.
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